but to be failing in this way, careening into it, seemingly totally out of control, with the republicans blaming each other, it's a very strange situation to be in. >> and remember, rachel, this is -- i know you know this, but we also have to remind ourselves, this is a completely artificial, self-inflicted wound. a trap we set for ourselves with dysfunctional politics. you know, our xhoi is very resilient. as you see, it is improving. you showed the graph earlier. but you have to ask yourself, how much policy abuse can this economy take? and my judgment is not a whole lot more. >> this was designed to be a big enough jolt to the economy to be scary, and now we're just taking it. amazing. jared westernstein of the center of budget and policy priorities. we'll be talking to you more about this shortly, i'm sure. thank you, jared. >> thank you, rachel. >> we'll have more on this breaking news, really this amazing breaking political news coming out of congress tonight where the republicans in the house have basically just decided to have a big fight, scream at each other, blame each other, send out competing press and go home saying they quit.